October's Book Club Book is 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King


This month, The Verge Book Club will be reading the latest novel from legendary author (and great Sons of Anarchy cameo actor) Stephen King. For October, we've got Doctor Sleep, the long-awaited and much-hyped sequel to 1977's The Shining. If you haven't read The Shining but want to read along, there's always Stanley Kubrick's epic film version from 1980 starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. The film has some fairly significant differences from King's novel, but you'll get the idea if you need a quick primer.

We'll be discussing Doctor Sleep all month here in the forums. We hope you'll join us.

The Book Club podcast will be making its triumphant return shortly for our discussion of September's book, Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker, and you can join our Goodreads group here.

Reading Schedule

October 7 - 12th: Part One
October 13th - 19th: Part Two
October 20th - 26th: Part Three
October 27th - November 2nd: Part Four to End